Childrens Eternal Rainforest

Visit the UN protected Children's Eternal Rainforest

The Children’s Eternal Forest (BEN for its name in Spanish) is the largest private reserve in the country with over 22,000 hectares of protected tropical forest in the north-east of Costa Rica. This reserve extends from Monteverde to Arenal and San Ramon and exists thanks to contributions from people from all over the world. The fund-raising campaigning started in 1987 with contributions from children from Sweden and USA. As of today 44 countries have helped to preserve a uniquely diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna whilst enriching a community of people. This is a great half day tour for anyone who is interested in learning more about Costa Rican protected forests as well as enjoying an active hike!

Your tour starts when you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest entrance. Your bilingual guide will take you on walk through the forest where you may observe some mammals like the coatis, white-faced monkeys, agoutis, and porcupines.  Over 150 species of birds may be seen such as the keel billed toucans, blue-crowned motmots, long-tailed manakins, squirrel cuckoos and emerald toucanets.

Age limitations: no age limit but must be moderately to walk for 1.5 hours through the forest.

Your tour includes: Transportation, entrance fee, guide

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, t-shirt, camera, insect repellent, light sweater or jacket, wind breaker or raincoat, binoculars

*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.